Workforce Australia facilitated a perfect pairing for Nunn’s Dairy and Patrick

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Workforce Australia for Business – A perfect pair: Nunn's Dairy and Patrick

This story was first published on Tuesday 15 August 2023. If you wish to use this content, please contact media@dewr.gov.au to confirm that the information is still current.

Workforce Australia helped Patrick find a job after 17 years of unemployment, and Nunn’s Dairy a new local employee.

Workforce Australia offers support to individuals like Patrick, who are looking to find employment, as well as support to businesses like Nunn’s Dairy, who want to find employees for their workplace.

Patrick’s story

At 56-years-old, Patrick was looking for a new future. Patrick was focused on caring for his grandson, and after not working in 17 years, he found job-seeking difficult.

“I didn’t have the confidence to do things, and I just thought I wouldn’t find a job,” Patrick said.

Patrick decided to turn to Workforce Australia for support.

With the help of his Workforce Australia Services Provider Asuria, Patrick gained access to career guidance and mentoring to improve his resume and computer literacy skills, as well as digital platforms to manage his mutual obligations and job search. He also received support with work-related goods and services, including new work clothes, a white card, and fuel to travel to and from work.

After receiving this help from Workforce Australia, Patrick found a job with Nunn’s Dairy as a delivery driver. Patrick loves working and driving through Victoria’s country towns and is thriving in a job where he feels valued.

Nunn’s Dairy

Nunn’s Dairy is a household name for locals in Ballarat, Victoria. The dairy believes in inclusive and creative hiring practices, including new opportunities for the long-term unemployed.

Workforce Australia helps businesses like Nunn’s Dairy to find and hire staff. Since using Workforce Australia for Business, Nunn’s Dairy’s operations team have found motivated candidates like Patrick to meet their recruitment needs. Businesses gain access to our free services, including:

  • Creating a business profile
  • Advertising a job
  • Searching and reviewing candidates, and
  • Training or trialling a candidate.

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